Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, was conspicuously absent at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, where he is presently being prosecuted by the Federal Government over alleged treasonable felony, terrorism and other related offences.
Justice Binta Nyako, the trial judge, had on November 10, adjourned Kanu’s trial to January 19, 2022 for the continuation of the case.
.Our Reporter was told reliably that the matter was brought forward to December 2, 2021 due to appeals made to Justice Nyako, by the IPOB leader’s legal team for their application for abridgement of time to be heard. the judge granted thei application and the case was brought forward today, Thursday
Speculation that Kanu will not be produced in court was rife early Thursday morning as there was no presence of DSS’ operatives and other security agents at the vicinity of the Federal High Court Abuja.
Though Justice Nyako granted Kanu’s application for abridgement of time, however, she refused to accommodate further trial within December 2021.
The court took time to go through its diary and insisted there was no vacant date to bring Kanu’s trial to December.
However, the court was able to fix the matter for January 18, instead of the earlier slated January 19, 2022.
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